Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Hear from a range of industry experts and businesses from the region who have received the Trading Online Voucher grant support to develop their online presence
Tea/Coffee Registration 9:30am-10:00am
Part 1: 10:00am – 11:30am
Opening remarks by Minister for Communication, Climate Action & Environment 10:00-10:15
Trading Online Voucher Presentation 10:15 - 10:30
Business Case Study 1 & 2 Panel Discussion 10:30 – 11:00
Keynote Speaker- Driving Sales Online for SME’s 11:00 - 11:30
Gareth Dunlop, CEO & Founder, Fathom
Following 15 years of direct commercial experience helping businesses use the Internet more effectively, Gareth established the dedicated User-Experience agency Fathom in September 2011 to advise companies on how to get the most from the Internet by seeing the world from the perspective of their customers.
Previously Gareth was the MD of iON, a leading digital strategy and marketing company, headquartered in Belfast and with major clients in 15 countries. Prior to that he was the MD of Tibus, one of the largest and most successful web development agencies in Ireland, from 2002 to 2009 when it was sold to UTV Media. Since 1996, he has gained massive commercial experience advising blue chip clients in Ireland, UK and Europe (SPAR, DHL, Post Office UK, BBC) on Internet strategy and best practice.
A former Board Member of the Irish Internet Association, and Chairman of WeddingsOnline.ie, Gareth writes & lectures extensively on Internet related matters. He occupies regular columns in SiliconRepublic.com and the Irish Independent in the Republic of Ireland, and Business Eye magazine in Northern Ireland. Gareth is a former judge of the Eircom Spider Awards and current judge of the IIA Net Visionary Awards.
Break 11:30am – 11:45am (15 min)
Light lunch - suitable for eating at tables during Part 2 of the session
Part 2 11:45am – 1:30pm
Case Study 3 & 4 Panel Discussion 11:45 - 12:15
“Ask the Expert“- Panel Discussion -
GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER 12:15 – 1:15
Roundup & Final Questions 1:15 – 1:30